Ctff2016 Revolutionary Love Feat. 50 Years Of Black Activism

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Presented by the Akua Benjamin Legacy Project at Ryerson University.

CaribbeanTales is delighted to participate in screening five short films which were created for the inaugural Akua Benjamin Public Lecture to commemorate 50 years of Black activism and resistance in Toronto.

The lecture and these films honour late Black leaders Marlene Green, Charles Roach, Dudley Laws, Gwen & Lenny Johnston, and Rosie Douglas.

The Akua Benjamin Legacy Project was instituted by Ryerson University’s President, Sheldon Levy, to honour the tremendous contributions of activist, academic and community leader Dr. Akua Benjamin. The primary objectives of the legacy project are to host an annual Akua Benjamin Public Lecture and organize an Anti-Black Racism Conference.

This screening is for educational and community engagement purposes. A panel discussion will follow the screenings and discuss ongoing Black activism in Toronto.

Tickets are available online for a suggested donation of $10 or what you can pay.

SHORT FILM SERIES PRESENTED TO OPEN THE EVENING:
Without Words
(Jules Koostachin, 2015, Canada; 17)
SUMMARY: A story of different people from different social stratas who have faced prejudice for their ways of life

Ti Coq
(Nadia Charlery, 2015, Martinique, Montreal; 22)
SUMMARY: Josué has developed a special relationship with his pet, strongly conviced that he could turn him as a dreaded fighting cock ! But for the life of him, helped by his grandmother, who raise him with love and caring, a succession of unexpected events will invariably frustrate his plans.

Kamelo
(Jean-Claude Bourjolly, 2015, Haiti; 10:41)
SUMMARY: Kamelo is a poor citizen, having been caught complaining about poor water management, had to defend himself violently against a Macoute uncle (Militia) during the time that Jean-Claude Duvalier was president.

FEATURE PRESENTATION: 50 YEARS OF BLACK ACTIVISM

These films were created for Ryerson University as part of the Akua Benjamin Legacy Project. For further information about the Akua Benjamin Legacy Project, visit http://www.ryerson.ca/akua-benjamin- project/what-is- the-legacy- project.html

Executive Producer: Alison Duke

I. Book of Love: The Legacy of Gwen and Lenny Johnson of Third World Books and Crafts, dir by Sarah Michelle Brown

II. Charley: The Legacy of Charles Roach, dir. by Laurie Townshend

III. Dudley Speaks for Me: the legacy of Dudley Laws, dir. by Ngardy Conteh George

IV. Revolutions in Black Education: a tribute to Marlene Green, dir. by Ella Cooper

V. Rosie: The Fearless Rebel: The legacy of Rosie Douglas, dir. Sonia Godding Togobo


Canada, 2015
English
CANADIAN PREMIERE
50 minutes | Colour/DCP
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By: CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

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